I have only recently started using elements 10 and already I have encountered a problem I can't understand. Using my friends handheld camera i made a series of videos that import fine. A canon, but i don't know the model. I have then used another canon, a pc1589 from the uk to record the rest of my video for my movie. However when i import ANY videos from this camera, the audio sounds like it is jumping forward, and skipping bits and is finished by half way through my imported scene. I thought it maybe had something to do with one of the cameras being from the uk and one from the us, so i tried importing the files in a new project with the settings adjusted for the uk camera it still didnt work. I can play the files fine though media player etc but I cannot get the audio working properly in elements and don't have the first idea on how to fix this problem. Please help!
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... a screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
After importing the "bad" video, and before doing any work, does your timeline have a red line over it?
If yes, your project and video do not match... see above for how to determine the details of your video
It sounds like you might have mixed Frame Rate, say with NTSC 29.97 FPS and PAL 25 FPS.
That additional info asked for, plus the Project Preset that you chose, will likely tell the story.